Oyster: A Configurable ER Engine

Oyster: A Configurable ER Engine

John Talburt writes a very enticing overview of an entity resolution engine he calls Oyster.

From the post:

OYSTER will be unique among freely available systems in that it supports identity management and identity capture. This allows the user to configure OYSTER to not only run as a typical merge-purge/record linking system, but also as an identity capture and identity resolution system. (Emphasis added)

Yes, record linking we have had since the late 1950’s in a variety of guises and over twenty (20) different names that I know of.

Adding identity management and identity capture (FYI, SW uses universal identifier assignment) will be something truly different.

As in topic map different.

Will be keeping a close watch on this project and suggest that you do the same.

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